Sometime back, my wife and I discussed the possibility that I may wind up in a hospital with a condition that would require a blood transfusion to ensure my best chance for survival. I asked her if I was unconscious and could not make the decision myself, what would she do? Her response was something along the lines of, "I will try to get the best treatment you can get." However, she continued to dodge my basic question of, "Would you permit the blood treatment?"
This, of course, bothers me because I would suspect that most people would be inclined to trust the physician in these cases for their spouse of another loved one. However, it seems like a Jehovah's Witness would rather put more faith in God The Faithful and Discreet Slave than in their physician. Of course, they always fail to see the parallel between this and the Christian Scientists but I digress.
I was curious, though, who amongst the unbelieving spouses of Jehovah's Witnesses has ever considered this and what if anything have you decided to do in case this kind of situation happens? While I commend my wife for opting for the best care available and I even can see their point in terms of medical risks, I also know that they tend to way overstate such risks while minimizes the benefits of blood treatments.